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24 September, 2010 - Matthew Bennett Auctions

All the stamps in this auction came from the stock of Charles G. Firby who gave up his auction business last spring. There was a great deal of excellent material, some of the best of which is shown below.

We start off with a group of stamps that would easily catch anyone’s eye because of their large margins. As you can see, the bidders responded appropriately.

 


Stamps with Large Margins

 


Lot 5075
Scott 4c
Catalogue $550
Realized $216

Lot 5099
Scott 5a
Catalogue $2,000
Realized $1,442

Lot 5106
Scott 8
Catalogue $700
Realized $463

 


Lot 5118
Scott 15
Catalogue $37
Realized $62

Lot 5189
Scott 35
Catalogue $1
Realized $113

Lot 5192
Scott 36
Catalogue $2
Realized $93

 


Lot 5209
Scott 45
Catalogue $55
Realized $216

Lot 5228
Scott 57 LH
Catalogue $120
Realized $216

Lot 5273
Scott 77
Catalogue $35
Realized $62

 

 


Lot 5316
Scott 98
Catalogue $82
Realized $566


Lot 5318
Scott 99 (U)
Catalogue $50
Realized $288

 


Lot 5328
Scott 108c
Catalogue $90
Realized $237


Lot 5334
Scott 115
Catalogue $80
Realized $335

 


Lot 5353
Unitrade 132iii
Catalogue $165
Realized $412

 

New Varieties

 

Here are 2 stamps that are unlisted in Scott and Unitrade.

 

“Thick Ribbed Paper “ Variety

Lot 5168
Unitrade 29b var
Estimate $300-$400
Realized $1,957

 

“Vertical Stitch Watermark”

Lot 5175
Unitrade 30i
Estimate $500-$750
Realized $2,266

 

Stitch Watermark

 


Lot 5062
Unitrade 4x
Catalogue $1,000
Realized $1,030

 

Large Queens

 


Lot 5147
Scott 25a
Catalogue $375
Realized $515


Lot 5160
Unitrade 28i
Catalogue $1,500
Realized $2,884




Lot 5176
Scott 31
Catalogue $6,500
Realized $9,785


There were 4 new record prices in this sale:

Scott
Description
NRP
Previous NRP
4x (U)
3p Beaver - stitch wmk
1,030
1,008
28i
12½ LQ - milky blue
2,884
1,904
98
2¢ Quebec Tercentenary
566
364
132iii pr.
2¢ Admiral
412
350

 

 

 


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